Physical Education Kit/Equipment Expectations and Procedures
The aim of the P.E. Department Kit expectations is to ensure consistent and safe participation in Physical Education for all students in all lessons. Appropriate clothing is essential for safe participation in physical education and The Duchess’s Community High School P.E. kit is students’ uniform for their physical education lessons.
Failure to comply with this will result in the student being removed from the lesson (by way of Duty Support) in line with school and department behaviour policy.
If a student has an injury/illness or any other reason why they are not able to take part physically in lessons they must provide a note from their Parent/Guardian to explain the reasons behind their non-participation. STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO STILL BRING APPROPRIATE P.E. KIT AND FOOTWEAR EVEN IF THEY HAVE A NOTE EXCUSING THEM FROM TAKING PART PHYSICALLY IN LESSONS. Students will be expected to take part in lessons in some form (referee, coach, umpire, helping with equipment, etc.) and as such should be suitably dressed in P.E. kit to do so. Being in full kit will enable students to fully partake in the activity when they return to full health, it prevents their school uniform from getting damaged in inclement weather and in cases of illness, it prevents conditions from worsening as students still have their dry uniform to get changed into if it is raining during the lesson. Where an injury or illness prevents students from being able to get changed easily, P.E. staff will use their discretion to allow that student to stay in their school uniform and contribute to lessons in an appropriate manner. In line with department policy outlined above ‘excused’ students who do not bring appropriate kit will be expected to borrow some from the P.E. stock and face sanctions outlined above should they not comply.